Board Members & Staff

Michael Cantrell
Michael Cantrell is the Operations Manager for Wagoner County Abstract Company in Wagoner, OK. He graduated from Northeastern State University in 2003 and has worked at Wagoner County Abstract since 1997. Michael has also served as United Methodist Men President at his church and is currently the Lay Leader for Coaches Outreach Bible Study in Wagoner. He and his wife Amy have two children, Jacob and Liz.

Terri Parrish
Terri works at Sovereign Abstract & Title of Okfuskee County, L.L.C. She graduated from Choctaw High School where she met and married her sweetheart Bill. They have two children, Kaitie and Drew. She has worked in the abstract and title industry since 1977. She received her Paralegal Degree from the University of Oklahoma.

Kristi French
Vice President

Kristi French is the Vice President and Title Operations Manager/Underwriter for American Eagle Title Insurance Company in Oklahoma City. She has worked in the abstract and title industry for the past 10+ years and is the third generation from her family in this industry. She completed the Leadership Program for OLTA in 2012, and currently serves on various committees. She also is a licensed Abstractor and Title Insurance agent.

Kristi is married to Sean French, she enjoys traveling the country with him for his videography company and spending quality time with family and loved ones.

Charles Holleman
Past President
Charles is the current President for Smith Brothers Abstract in Lincoln County. He has worked in the title industry for over 20 years. This is his second time as the President of the Oklahoma Land Title Association. He was last President in 2012-2013.

Charles is a 1987 graduate of Davenport High School and has completed courses at Seminole State College. He has an active abstract and title insurance license. In his spare time, he enjoys being outdoors, University of Oklahoma athletics and spending time with family and friends.

JT Beard

J. T. is a fourth generation abstractor following in the footsteps of his father Herschel, his grandfather Norvell, great-grandfather Ollie Logan “O. L.”, as well as his maternal grandparents Dick and Ollie Jennings of Sulphur Abstract. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2010 going to work with his father at Marshall County Abstract. He and his wife, Megan, reside in Edmond with their two sons, Jack and Henry.

Peggy Adams

Glenda Mittasch
KEG Director
Glenda Mittasch is the President and Co-Owner of Powers Abstract Company in Perry, Oklahoma. Glenda graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1976 with an Associates Degree in Business Administration. She began working in the abstract and title industry as summer help, in 1975 for Southern Abstract Company in Bartlesville and after graduation she went to work for the Noble County Clerk’s office as First Deputy until 1979. She left the Clerks office and was employed by Powers Abstract Company as a typist at the courthouse, until the birth of her daughter in 1981. Glenda also worked as a petroleum land person from 1981 through 1986, when she and her husband purchased Powers Abstract Company. Glenda celebrated 40 years this May, in the land title business and the past 29 years, as owner and manager of Powers Abstract Company. Glenda served as association President in 1995 and has served on the board and numerous OLTA committees.

Glenda is married to Dennis Mittasch, and has two married children, and 5 grandchildren. Glenda and Dennis live on a farm north of Morrison, Ok, and in her free time, enjoys traveling, gardening, sewing and playing with her grandchildren.

Kerry Byers
Kerry Byers is the Vice President and Treasurer of First American Title & Trust Company in Oklahoma City.Kerry was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, a#ending school at Indiana Central University. He moved to Oklahoma in 1992 because his wife was from Norman, OK and began his career with First American Title. He now lives in Mustang and enjoys traveling with his son when he is home for the summers from college. Kerry completed the Leadership Program for OLTA in 2013 and has served on various committees.

Jessie Martin

Mary Stone
Mary Stone has been employed with Pioneer Abstract and Title Company of Muskogee for the past nine years. She is the proud mother of two creative and talented children, is a licensed abstractor, and a licensed title insurance agent. Mary excels at researching, platting, problem solving, and every other facet of abstracting. Her jobs include the many areas of abstracting, providing in-house tech support, and being the system administration for Pioneer’s indexing software and controlling software. She completed the OLTA Leadership Program for 2014-2015. In addition to various degrees, credits, and certifications, Mary attended Connors State College, Northeastern State University, and Oklahoma State University – Institute of Technology.

Mitzi Combs

Jerry L. Hemry
General Counsel
Jerry started in the title industry with his first job in 1952 as an “Abstract Delivery Boy” for American First Title and Trust Company in Oklahoma City. Born and raised in Oklahoma City, Jerry graduated the University of Oklahoma with both a Business Administration in Accounting and Law degrees. Jerry then earned a Masters of Law degree from the University of Michigan. A practicing attorney for over 50 years, Jerry also spend time with the United States Army, where he served for two years as First Lieutenant for the Third Armored Division in Frankfurt, Germany. Jerry enjoys spending time with his seven grandchildren (6 girls and 1 boy).

April Jolley
Executive Secretary
April is a native Tulsan and recently moved to the Oklahoma City area with her two boys in 2011. April has a passion for organization, travel and events. She’s worked in the events industry for almost a decade and has spent time in over 20 countries. She has been with the OLTA as Executive Secretary since 2015.

Clayton Taylor
Legislative Liason
Clayton C. Taylor of Oklahoma City serves as the principal of the Taylor Group that he established in 1994. The Taylor Group is a full-service lobbying and consulting firm specializing in Oklahoma business issues. Their service capabilities include business management and communications consulting, direct lobbying of state and federal legislative and regulatory agencies, community relations, political action committees and campaign management, and marketing and client recruitment and development. Their in-depth experience ranges from local to statewide to federal, and includes extensive international business and political management, as well.

Leadership Program – 2017-18

Aaron Askins
Scott Florez
Caleb Koos
Jennifer Moradi
Pam Phillips